Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Office

I have never been so cold in my entire life.  I have a small electric heater..but the ten foot ceilings make even my small office hard to heat.  My part of the building is not heated. Our weather has been cold..with highs barely 60 degrees. The first day I wore my hooded sweatshirt all day long..and my snow boots.


Some brave souls have been by to visit the Historical Museum.  They say “It is so cold in here, how do you stand it?”  In my opinion they should not be open yet…but what do I know. I know that if I keep moving, I stay is when I sit still that I get cold.


The Art Museum upstairs has some heat for their fine art collections.  Their heat does not make it to my level or to the basement..or to the dungeon that is a half a flight of stairs below the basement. I have not been upstairs to the Art Museum yet.

It is a historical old building, it is on the list.   I can hear the sounds of the Art Directors high heels as she walks back and forth upstairs.  Click, click, and then many clicks in rapid succession. My snow boots are silent compared to her stiletto heels. 


I finally got my computer desk organized. I don’t have ink for the printer but I have a nice view out the window. I miss my desk at slide out keyboard, my large telephone that I can retrieve messages from..I am still searching for the manual for their answering machine. There are five telephones in the building.. what fun for me. Three computers, two printers, a microfiche machine..and a security camera. 


If it is warmer outside than of those benches is where I have my lunch:)

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Intense Guy said...

I hope it warms up soon - do they have Air Conditioning?

Who is to use all those phones? All your excited volunteers? :)

Nancy said...

Brrr, nothing worse than being cold; unless, it is being too hot. I hope this old building has air-conditioning, especially in your humid and hot climate.

How I'd love to explore the building from the tip-top to the dungeon. Soon you will be a pro at the phones, the answering machine and may even wear a pair of stilettos to give the Art Director some competition.

Country Gal said...

Hope it warms up in there for ya soon.
It looks like a wonderful place though to work being around all that history.
Love the butterflys on your window I love anything butterfly I have stickers of them on my computer moniter and my key board. Stilettos ? naaa I would wear cowboy boots !lol
Have a great day !

Gail said...

Minus the cold, it sounds like a great place to be. I love history and to be surrounded by it must be wonderful.

DJan said...

I look forward to hearing about your new job and how you settle in. If that's possible in those frigid conditions. More like grin and bear it until it warms up! It does sound exciting though, and I love the fact you do have a window.

Lynda said...

Where is the small heater? A couple of the ladies at work have small heater/fans by their feet at their desk because their bosses inside on frigid air conditioning year round. It has helped them immensely - - but then they have a small office whose door can be shut.
It is a pretty place where you work and you can tell it's historical from the pictures.

Jeanne Estridge said...

"I have never been so cold in my entire life. "

Given where you live, this is a scary statement!

Linda said...

I hate being cold.....especially when I have to sit in one place. I know what you mean about having to use a different computer setup. Buy yourself one of those sliding keyboard dookers to screw under the're worth it!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh baby, it must be cold if your cold!!! I do so hope it warms up for ya soon. I fear I'd be puttin' on stilettos and movin' upstairs or buy a work Snuggie. Heeehehe! :o)

I do so hope you enjoy your new job, it sure sounds right up your alley!

Have a warmly blessed day my friend.

Patsy said...

At lest you have a good view out the window.
You sure have a good eye , that is bell pepper plans in the center of my petunia. Don't know how that will work out.

LindaG said...

Beautiful place to eat your lunch, Far Side. :)
That old building must really hold the cold. Sorry to hear it.
Sounds like you've got it handled though, with bunny boots!
Have a good day, Far Side. :)

DayPhoto said...

Oh! You are there! Have ever so much fun!


Karen said...

I have this mental picture of you with your hood up and snow boots on, and the art director clicking around overhead in pencil skirt and stilettos. Kind of hard to type when your fingers are half numb.
Beautiful woodwork in that old building though, and your view will be lovely when it all greens up and the sun is shining!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I can't believe they expect anyone to work with no heat. I agree with Jeanne, knowing the winters you have seen and you've never been colder.. that's just not right. You need the hunter's hand warmers and foot warmer package things.

You poor woman. Hopefully, fans in the summer will do the job.

Connie Peterson said...

Can you get more electric heaters? Can you get a massage seat that has a heat only option and sit on warmth (or a heating pad)? Fingerless gloves? I hope it warms up in there and then I hope it doesn't do the opposite in the summer and get stinkin' hot! In my mind, there is NOTHING worse than being frigid cold (and yes, I do live in Minnesota, too!) ....

Becca's Dirt said...

I'm afraid that I'd be sitting there looking out the window daydreaming all day. I'd be thinking how nice that area out that window would be if there were some flowers. Do you have to answer all the phones?

West Side of Straight said...

Oh Connie, I'm not surprised it is cool there. Imagine that it will need to be very warm outside for several continuous days before it'll warm up in there! Then watch out, it'll be too hot!!!!!!! Hope today was better. jo

troutbirder said...

This is surely why historical societies like ice cream socials.

Dreaming said...

There is nothing worse than being so cold at work. I've been there! My office corner had two exterior walls with leaky windows. Yeah, the view was great, but it was so cold I'd have trouble typing after a few hours. I tucked a space heater under my desk... probably ran up the electric bill something awful!! Another office I had, with no windows, got progressively colder from the AC during the warm months. I used to love going out to my car in the 95 degree temps!

The Retired One said...

You will have to bring in an extra electric heater and have it blowing on your feet for sure. I bet it will be too hot in the summer too..those old buildings are notorious for that.

RURAL said...

I guess that's where they stick the hired help, down in the basement. Awful being cold, especially when you have to sit all day.

As for the stiletto heels....LOL take a broomstick to work with you. Everytime she taps across your ceiling, hit it in rhythm. It will drive her nuts. might get you fired also, but at least it will be warm at your place.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Liz in PA said...

Not funny you're being so cold and having to wear a hooded jacket AND BOOTS TOO!
But I confess, I sure had a few chuckles just picturing you! Especially when all 5 phone lines rang at once, oh my...:-(

And I think you'll be lollygagging hanging out the window......panting when the temps are 95°

The building is gorgeous. And the woodwork is so pretty and ornate.......hope they don't expect you to join in to scrub the walls too!

In a few weeks you'll be a "PRO"....and Far Guy and Chance will come to take you out to lunch!

Keep on smiling!

Liz in PA

Anonymous said...

It looks so lovely - but oh too cold!

L. D. said...

Your building reminds me of the old central school on main street in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. I hope it warms up soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear - when your Work Office is less satisfactory than your Home Office, that's not a good thing. I used to work in an office where the windows iced up in the winter, on the INSIDE, but I liked the work and the boss, so it was fine :-)